Saturday 19th January 2019
6 PM: Exhibition opening
Mucciaccia Gallery
Blk 6 Lock Road #02-10 Gillman Barracks – Singapore 108934

Monday 21st January 2019
11 AM: unveiling of the installation by Michelangelo Pistolettowith the patronage of the Embassy of Italy to Singapore
Nanyang Technological University Singapore – School of Art, Design and Media
81 Nanyang Drive, ART-B1-5c, Singapore 637458

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
6:30 PM: panel dialogue between Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa – moderated by Prof. Em. Helga Nowotny.
The event will be broadcast on RAM radioartemobile
Nanyang Technological University Singapore – School of Art, Design and Media
81 Nanyang Drive, Auditorium, Level 2, Singapore 637458®

“The Third Paradise project consists of leading the artifice, that is science, technology, art, culture and politics, to give life back to Earth. Third Paradise means the passage to a new level of planetary civilization, something which is indispensable in order to ensure the survival of human kind” (Michelangelo Pistoletto).

We are pleased to invite you to the joint event in Singapore, graced with the presence of the internationally renowned artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, that will take place at the Singapore Mucciaccia Gallery and at the prestigious Nanyang Technological University. The solo show “The Third Paradise – Between Obverse and Reverse” will be presented Saturday 19th January at Mucciaccia Gallery from 6 to 8 PM. The title of the show refers to a new series of works by the artist that explores the relation between two sides of the mirror – the reflective and the opaque – and the development of the form. This research begins with the art piece “Fronte e retro, alto e basso – Trittico” which presents the symbol of the Third Paradise formed by four semi-circular mirrors – two obverse and two reverse.

On Monday 21st January at 11 AM, the artist will donate to the Nanyang Technological University Singapore – School of Art, Design and Media the “The Third Paradise – Il Terzo Paradiso”, with the support of Partners & Mucciaccia, under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy to Singapore. On the grass rooftop of the NTU School of Art, Design and Media, the universal symbol of the Third Paradise becomes a living installation. It is realised with local tropical plants.

In 1999 Cittadellarte established an educational and residential international program, named UNIDEE-University of Ideas, devoted to Art and Social Change. More than 5000 artists, scholars, curators, social entrepreneurs, and innovators of all walks of Life, have participated to UNIDEE and trained as ARtivators (i.e., activators of social change in their context via socially engaged art practices). UNIDEE recognizes the Third Paradise and the Art of Demopraxy as its pivotal, theoretical and practical grounds. The Third Paradise Symbol on the NTU Nanyang Technological University – School of Art, Design and Media iconic building represents a bridge between UNIDEE and this highly prestigious University and a possible path of joint research and educational programs towards making peace between humanity and the planet, also in accordance with United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, for which the Symbol of the Third Paradise represents an inspiring icon, which is placed as a permanent installation in front of the UN Building in Geneva.

On Tuesday 22nd January at 6:30 PMa panel dialogue between Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto and the Nobel Laureate Ben Feringa on “Science meets art: how to shape the future of humanity” moderated by Profossor Em. Helga Nowotny (co-founding member and former President of the European Research Council) in her capacity as Nanyang Visiting Professor. The discussion is a “partners event” of the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) and will be broadcast worldwide on the RAM radioartemobile website.